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Aurender Software Update Enables MQA Unfolding

March 5th, 2018

New Features

  • MQA Core Decoder license can be purchased from within Aurender Conductor. After purchase, MQA Core Decoder can be enabled/disabled by user. License not necessary for A10 since it is MQA full-decode compliant. Core Decoder license not supported on S10.  
  • TIDAL MQA Search Now you can search MQA albums with keyword.  
  • Support for Merging Tech ... Read More.

Nordost Introduces Blue Heaven Subwoofer Cable

March 1st, 2018

From Nordost Press Release:

February 28, 2018 - Nordost is happy to announce the expansion of our acclaimed Blue Heaven Range with the introduction of the Blue Heaven Subwoofer Cable. The Blue Heaven Subwoofer Cable makes it possible for music lovers to completely integrate subwoofers with their loudspeakers, creating a truly well-rounded experience, highlighting even the lowest frequency extensions on th ... Read More.

A New Audio Benchmark - Introducing Monitor Audio Studio​​​​​​​

February 23rd, 2018

The Studio speakers are a stunning addition to any room. Featuring technologies from Monitor Audio’s range-topping Platinum II series, they offer a truly high-end listening experience that will delight even the most demanding ears!

The grille-less design ensures the speaker’s voice is clear and true and lets the drivers become an eye-catching focal point. The two metallic- ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces MCT500 SACD/CD Transport

February 16th, 2018

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh.

Binghamton, NY | February 15, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MCT500 SACD/CD Transport.

The MCT500 is a digital only unit and features 4 digital outputs: industry standard balanced, coax and optical outputs plus ou ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier

February 9th, 2018

Binghamton, NY – February 7, 2018 – McIntosh, the global leader in prestigious home entertainment and ultimate-quality audio for over 65 years, is proud to announce the MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier.

The monoblock MC611 Quad Balanced Power Amplifier produces 600 Watts of power – enough to satisfy nearly any loudspeaker. A pair of MC611s can easily drive an impressive hom ... Read More.

Monitor Audio Announces New Vecta V240 Flexible Speaker

February 2nd, 2018

The stylish, compact and versatile Monitor Audio Vecta V240 speaker cleverly combines architectural aesthetics with innovation and the high quality professional audio performance that the company is renowned for. 

The Vecta V240 offers incredible versatility and simple installation. Using cleverly designed brackets and a single point automatic connection system, Vecta can be quickly and easil ... Read More.

Monitor Audio Announces the Monitor Series Speakers

January 19th, 2018

The Monitor Series is a beautifully designed family of speakers that delivers Monitor Audio’s renowned sound quality. Their orange driver cones offer a contemporary focus to the sleek proportions and bring fun and functionality across the range.

Combining the C-CAM dome tweeter from Monitor Audio’s multi award-winning Bronze series with a creative use of the drivers’ configur ... Read More.

Bryston Unveils Flagship Active Loudspeaker Systems

January 12th, 2018

Bryston has announced the introduction of its Active Loudspeaker line-up, featuring three speaker models of different sizes: the Model T Active, Middle T Active, and Mini T Active) mated to a DSP-enabled active crossover (BAX-1) and Cubed Series Bryston amplifiers.

Two new amplifier models, the three-channel 21B3 and six-channel 24B3, have been created especially for the Bryston Active systems. ... Read More.

Nordost Introduces USB-C Cables for Modern Computers

January 5th, 2018

While computer audio is by no means a newcomer to the realm of hifi, developments to this ever-changing technology are keeping manufacturers on their toes, in order to stay in step with modern components. The Red Dawn USB Cable is the first of Nordost’s USB options to offer USB C plug compatibility, which is quickly becoming an industry standard due to its adoption by Apple in its newest line ... Read More.

Kralk Audio Kalsu Laser Speaker Setup Tool

November 25th, 2017

This might be something we have to import and have in the Sound Lab toolbox.  When "close enough" just won't do!


The KALSU is an absolute must have item for listeners who constantly have to move their speakers because of children or access problems or for speaker reviewers who need to make sure every speaker is aligned the same.

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